The Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA), consists of Genesee County Drain Commissioner, Lapeer County Drain Commissioner, Lapeer City, Sanilac County Drain Commissioner and the City of Flint. KWA is a Municipal Water Supply System incorporated under PA 233 of 1955 by the people of the State of Michigan. KWA was incorporated in 2010 and began its first fiscal year on October 1, 2010. The purpose of the Authority is to provide and distribute raw water to the region of the State of Michigan commonly referred to as the I-69 corridor.
The water authority is moving forward with plans for a water intake pipeline. The new pipeline will avoid increased water rates from the City of Detroit, which could increase by up to 15% per year. The pipeline could save local residents millions of dollars in water costs over time. The pipeline will supply untreated water to the municipalities of the region, industrial customers, agribusinesses, rural agriculture developments, residential commercial light and heavy manufacturers. The boundaries of the water supply encompass over 2,400 square miles and over a half a million people.
The project will require the installation of a water intake structure, pipelines and pumping stations over the next few years. The project is scheduled to begin construction of the intake with in the year of 2012. KWA welcomes questions and opportunities to share what the pipeline project will accomplish for the region. Please feel free to contact us.